Bucket List

Mandi and I saw this great bucket list on another blog site and thought what a great idea! Here is our current list. I’m sure this list is going to grow, and grow, and grow. . .you get the idea. This is a lifetime bucket list so some items are from the past and some are for the future!

Ready, Set, Go!

National Parks

  1. See all the National Parks
  2. ✓AK – Mt McKinley/Denali
  3. AK – Gates of the Arctic
  4. AK – Glacier Bay
  5. AK – Katmai
  6. AK – Kenai Fjords
  7. AK – Kobuk Valley
  8. AK – Lake Clark
  9. AK – Wrangell St Elias
  10. AK – Yukon Charlie Rivers
  11. ✓AZ – Grand Canyon
  12. Hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim
  13. AZ – Petrified Forest
  14. AZ – Saguaro
  15. AR – Hot Springs
  16. CA – Channel Islands
  17. CA – Death Valley
  18. CA – Joshua Tree
  19. CA – Lassen Volcanic
  20. CA – Pinnacles
  21. CA – Redwood (Mandi)
  22. CA – Sequoia (Mandi)
  23. CA – Kings Canyon
  24. CA – Yosemite
  25. Hike Half Dome
  26. CO – Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  27. CO – Great Sand Dunes
  28. ✓CO – Mesa Verde
  29. ✓CO – Rocky Mountain
  30. FL – Biscayne
  31. FL – Dry Tortugas
  32. ✓FL – Everglades
  33. ✓HI – Haleakala
  34. HI – Hawaii Volcanoes
  35. KY – Mammoth Cave
  36. ME – Acadia
  37. MI – Isle Royale
  38. MN – Voyageurs
  39. ✓MT – Glacier
  40. NV – Great Basin
  41. NM – Carlsbad Cavern (Mark)
  42. ND – Theodore Roosevelt
  43. OH – Cuyahoga Valley
  44. OR – Crater Lake
  45. SC – Congaree
  46. ✓SD – Badlands
  47. ✓SD – Wind Cave
  48. TN/SC – Great Smoky Mountains
  49. TX – Big Bend
  50. TX – Guadalupe Mountains
  51. USVI – Virgin Islands
  52. UT – Arches
  53. ✓UT – Bryce Canyon
  54. UT – Canyonlands
  55. UT – Capitol Reef
  56. ✓UT – Zion
  57. VA – Shenandoah
  58. ✓WA – Mount Rainier
  59. ✓WA – North Cascades
  60. ✓WA – Olympic
  61. ✓WY – Grand Teton
  62. ✓WY – Yellowstone
  63. American Samoa
  64. Visit all National Parks in one year

International Travel

  1. ✓Visit Canada
  2. ✓Stand on Great Wall of China (Mandi)
  3. Stay at Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas
  4. ✓Ride shark waterslide at Atlantis resort
  5. Visit Greece
  6. See where first Olympics were held
  7. Visit Israel
  8. Go winetasting in Italy
  9. Stay in an over the water hut
  10. Visit Australia
  11. Visit New Zealand
  12. Visit Fiji or Tahiti

US Travel

  1. Travel to Alaska in RV
  2. Make mixed drink from glacier ice
  3. Catch and eat a halibut
  4. Catch and eat a king salmon
  5. See the Aurora Borealis (sounds better than Northern Lights)
  6. Visit New York
  7. See a play on Broadway
  8. Go on Hot Rod Power Tour (Mark)
  9. ✓Gamble in Las Vegas
  10. Drive the Overseas Highway to Key West
  11. See a fish tossed in the Seattle Pike Place fish market
  12. Eat fresh lobster in Maine
  13. ✓See Plymouth Rock
  14. ✓Tour Alcatraz
  15. ✓Tour the White House
  16. Tour a US Mint
  17. ✓Go wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma (Mandi)
  18. See Statue of Liberty
  19. Ride Subway in New York
  20. Take float plane trip in Alaska
  21. Snowshoe into a hut

Life Goals

  1. ✓Own a Corvette (Mark)
  2. Build a cabin in the mountains
  3. ✓Own an RV
  4. ✓Start a business
  5. ✓Pay off ALL debt, including mortgage
  6. ✓Earn Salesperson of the Year (Mandi)
  7. ✓Read the Bible in one year (Mandi)
  8. Celebrate our 25th anniversary
  9. Celebrate our 50th anniversary
  10. ✓Pay cash for a vehicle
  11. Wake up on New Year’s morning in a tropical destination
  12. ✓Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree (Mandi – BS Biochemistry)
  13. ✓Become a certified Group Fitness Instructor (Mandi)

Just For Fun

  1. ✓Go white water rafting (CO)
  2. ✓Snorkel with Sea Turtles
  3. ✓Ride a Segway (Mark)
  4. ✓Snuba (Cozumel)
  5. ✓Swim with dolphins (Isla Mujeres)
  6. ✓Sing National Anthem at sporting event (definitely Mandi, at a 5k)
  7. ✓Go to Hawaiian Luau
  8. ✓Go ziplining (Hawaii, CO)
  9. ✓Go sled dog mushing (Steamboat Springs, CO)
  10. ✓Plant a garden
  11. Attend concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  12. Go to a TV taping of game show
  13. ✓Walk on a glacier
  14. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  15. Go ATVing in the sand dunes
  16. Take a gondola ride
  17. ✓Stand Up Paddleboarding (Coeur d’Alene)
  18. ✓Go cave tubing (Belize)
  19. Take a tour of a NASCAR team shop
  20. ✓Release baby turtles into the ocean (Puerto Vallarta)
  21. Ride a tandem bike together
  22. ✓Horseback ride on beach (Honduras)
  23. ✓Go for helicopter ride (over gold mines in CO)
  24. ✓Whale watching (Boston)
  25. ✓Take a cruise
  26. Cruise in a balcony room
  27. Don’t drink soda for one year
  28. Don’t eat out for one month
  29. Six pack abs (belly laugh)
  30. Turn off electronics for one week
  31. Master knot tying
  32. ✓Build high performance engine (Mark)
  33. ✓Build a travel blog (Mark)
  34. Master taking pictures in manual mode
  35. ✓Go backpacking
  36. ✓Go snowshoeing
  37. Snowshoe in to a hut
  38. Build an igloo/snow cave
  39. Sleep in a castle
  40. See a manatee in the wild
  41. ✓Kayak in a bioluminescent bay (Fajardo Bay, Puerto Rico)
  42. Eat fresh cheese curds
  43. ✓Hike a 14er (Handies, Pikes Peak)
  44. ✓Learn how to Pressure can (Mandi)
  45. ✓Learn to waterski
  46. ✓Learn to slalom/one ski (Mandi)
  47. Successfully complete a slalom course
  48. ✓Learn to kneeboard
  49. ✓Learn to wakeboard
  50. ✓Learn to wakesurf (Mandi)
  51. See Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre
  52. Go parasailing
  53. Go clamming
  54. Learn flyfishing (Mark)
  55. Build an ice cave
  56. Get a photograph published
  57. Write a book and publish it
  58. Eat lobster in Maine

Scuba Diving (Mandi)

  1. ✓Get Dive Certified
  2. ✓Scuba dive with turtles
  3. ✓Scuba dive with shark (Cozumel)
  4. Scuba dive with dolphins…in the wild
  5. Scuba dive with whale shark
  6. ✓Hear whales sing underwater (Hawaii)
  7. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  8. ✓Scuba dive Belize
  9. Vacation on a live aboard

Sporting Events

  1. ✓Attend an NHL game (CO Avalanche)
  2. ✓Attend an MLB game (CO Rockies)
  3. Attend an NFL game
  4. Attend Pittsburgh Steelers game
  5. Attend an NBA game (Mark – Chicago Bulls)
  6. Attend NASCAR Bristol night race
  7. Attend NASCAR Daytona 500
  8. ✓Attend an Olympic event (Mandi – 1984 Track and Field, 2008 Table Tennis, Modern Pentathlon, Athletics, Baseball, Flatwater Kayaking)

Hunting (Mark)

  1. ✓Learn to shoot a gun
  2. ✓Shoot turkey with shotgun
  3. ✓Kill 2 turkeys with one shot
  4. ✓Shoot deer with rifle
  5. Shoot bull elk with rifle
  6. Shoot elk with bow
  7. Shoot deer with bow
  8. Shoot turkey with bow
  9. Learn how to process (butcher) a game animal (Mandi)

Fitness Goals (Mandi)

  1. ✓Complete a triathlon (Mandi – Olympic distance in Boulder 2016, 2016, CO, Mark – Indoor Tri in CO 2016)
  2. ✓Run a marathon (Colorado Marathon 2014, 2015)
  3. ✓Run the Pikes Peak Ascent (2014)
  4. Podium a race

Good Deeds

  1. ✓Buy a stranger dinner
  2. Leave a 100% tip for good service
  3. ✓Participate in Operation Christmas Child
  4. ✓Sponsor a child (here or here)
  5. ✓Donate my hair (Mandi)

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